Makeup Tips for Women with Psoriasis 

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes so much insecurity, especially in young women who are already struggling with their self-image. However, this problem doesn’t have to consume you. With the right makeup and techniques, you can cover up those lesions on your skin so that nobody even knows you have them.

Here are some tips every woman with psoriasis should know:

Cleanse your skin – Before even thinking of putting makeup on, you have to make sure all the impurities and makeup from the previous day have been removed. Along with the products prescribed by your dermatologist, make sure to reduce scaling by hydrating your skin and gently removing scales with a towel after hydration. When it comes to all the cosmetic products, consult with your dermatologist or else you could make the situation even worse. Clean and moist skin should be your top priority.

1. Get yourself a primer

Many women don’t know what primers are or how to use them, so they avoid them altogether. But primers are actually a great base for all other makeup you’re planning to put on your face. Not only do they smooth out wrinkles and pores, but they also make your makeup last longer. You can imagine how beneficial it can be if you have psoriasis. Primer is the first step towards covering imperfections and it keeps your makeup perfect for a longer time and even in extreme weather conditions.

2. Use concealer

For the lesions on your face, apply concealer. For the best results, put some on the back of your palm to warm it up. This way, it will spread more easily and cover the redness with more precision. When applying the concealer, press it lightly onto your skin or use a foundation brush. And make sure you use the right color of the concealer to match your skin tone. Some experts use green or yellow correctors with more noticeable psoriasis, but other advise you to leave these to professionals because you can make quite a mess on your face if you apply them incorrectly.

3. Foundation is your best friend

When it comes to foundation, you need to assess the situation. If your condition is not that severe, use the mildest foundation that you can get away with. The best option in that case would be to use some liquid-base foundation that should match the color of your healthy skin. Don’t overdo it with the foundation because it can lead to an opposite effect, i.e. draw attention to the imperfections you are trying to hide. So start with one layer and work from there. If you notice you need another layer or two, feel free to apply it. However, if you’re suffering from a heavier case of psoriasis, you will have to use heavier foundation as well. But don’t forget to keep it looking as natural as possible.

4. Final touches

To keep everything in its place, apply pressed powder with a powder brush. You can top it off with a blush, but keep in mind that you don’t want to attract attention to problematic places. Moreover, when adding the final touches, don’t make the mistake of using makeup that contains glitter. Experts say that products which add sparkle or glow not only draw attention to the exact spots you’re trying to camouflage, but they also irritate your skin. That’s why you should use only matte makeup. This goes for all the products that go on your face, including eye shadows and lipstick.

Additional tips: 

  • Don’t mix too many products. The more of them you use, the bigger are the chances that your skin will react badly to some of them.
  • Always carry a makeup kit with you so you can fix the problems as you go.
  • Learn how to apply perfect makeup on your eyes and lips so you take away attention from problematic hotspots.
  • Refrain from putting makeup on open wounds. You shouldn’t do this in any case as it will only make your condition worse.
  • This should go without saying but if you notice that a certain product is hurting your skin and making matters worse, stop using it. Always keep an eye on what suits your skin and what irritates it, and act accordingly.